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The New Quarterback at Boise State Will Be....

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Joe Southwick appears to be the one who will replace quarterback Kellen Moore at Boise State. Joe Southwick appears to be the one who will replace quarterback Kellen Moore at Boise State.

The big question at Boise State this spring is who will fill the big shoes left by outgoing quarterback – and Prosser, Wash. native - Kellen Moore.

So far it appears junior Joe Southwick is that man.

In Saturday's spring game in Boise, Southwick finished 14-of-19 for 145 yards and one touchdown. His target was Chris Potter, who caught three passes for 39 yards. Drew Wright led the team in rushing, picking up 32 yards on 10 carries.

Southwick, and the rest of the offense, is feeling good about how things came together this spring.

"[Southwick] might be the most impressive guy in the quarterback race right now just from being here such a short time and just throwing as much as we did, as far as being able to call a snap count, call a cadence, call the play and then execute," said head coach Chris Peterson.

"He's a good quarterback!" said receiver Mitch Burroughs after the game on Saturday. "You can see it. He was highly recruited and came here and for his very first scrimmage he showed up."

Southwick backed up Moore over the past two seasons.

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